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Helium Parking Device

Lighter Than Air Parking device for car
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Some heavy part of the car (motor and front?) to be left on ground (and can be moved with wheels) while rest of car is floated up under a large helium balloon. Legs extend under floating parts, and are fastened for safety.

When done, move out to area with room on roadside, lower floating parts, reconnect, and compress gas back into storage.

Allows you to park in between two parking cars.

pashute, May 18 2008

More practical solution https://www.youtube...watch?v=fJrGKHMXtVU
[notexactly, May 27 2018]

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       That's a lot of helium. That's a big storage tank to lug around.
Texticle, May 19 2008
  

       Works great until some asshole cuts your tether to get themselves a parking space.
Bad Jim, May 19 2008
  

       I think I'll bone it too. Doesn't look funny anymore.
pashute, May 20 2008
  

       Or drive a Mini; then you can drive the heavy end (with the engine in) head-first into the parking space, stop, get out and lift the light end in (with maybe a little help from your friends).
pertinax, May 20 2008
  

       [pertinax], I like that. A rocker structure would make a very good front bumper. Post your idea, please.
baconbrain, May 20 2008
  

       // Post your idea, please. //   

       ... and don't forget a detailed description of how you're going to keep all those essential liquids safely in their correct locations within the vehicle ....
8th of 7, May 20 2008
  

       //essential liquids // coffee? pepsi?
po, May 20 2008
  
      
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